The Black and White Ball is just around the corner. If you'd like to sneak a peek at the bears and critters that will be available during the Ball, just click on the link. Sandi tells us she is overwhelmed by the creativity of all entrants. While you're there, take a look at the other photo albums.
Sandi is putting the finishing touch on the Venue. She is amazingly organized and so on top of everything. Here's just a bit about what she has planned for the week:
June 1 - Introduction and unveiling of TACDA entrants
I want to thank Sandi Smith, of Bearly Sane and administrator of Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia, for the opportunity to be profiled on her site. Sandi has been a long-distance mentor for me, offering support and encouragement throughout the year or so that I've known her. Most especially, she's believed in my work. Thanks, Sandi.
If you're wondering why I haven't posted for a while, the answer is getting ready for the Black and White Ball which begins June 1. Visit the link to find out more about the Ball and see the participating artists.
I was able to get my bears completed, photographed and to Sandi just under the wire. We have had a series of colds and sore throats here. Allyn had pneumonia and has only been up to speed for about a month. All those colds and doctor visits cut into my work time, not to mention that I just didn't want to do anything but sleep when it was my turn.
The Ball has some interesting new ideas, so I hope you'll take a look and mark your calendar with the date.
I've been designing and creating my own teddy bears for a little less than 3 years, although I've have been involved in some form of creative expression throughout my life. Along with creating one-of-a-kind teddy bears, I enjoy quilting, beading and recently began classes in chain maille. I love them all!